This year, Family Gras will take place at Clearview Center at 4436 Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The festivities are scheduled for February 22-24 with free outdoor concerts by John Oates, Michael McDonald, Brett Eldredge, B.J. Thomas, The Righteous Brothers, The Gatlin Brothers and others. Parades that take place during Family Gras include the Krewe of Excalibur on Friday, the Krewe of Caesaron Saturday and the Krewe of Kings on Sunday.
Come get your fill of your favorite New Orleans dishes at the Flambeau Food Court. There’s also an Art Market with local art, photography and hand-crafted jewelry. Plus, the Kids' Court has face painting, hand-wax art and interactive games for kids 12 and under.
The VIP 2-day weekend Royal Pass offers backstage access, premium stage viewing and VIP food and beverage. Learn more.
Click here to find hotels near the Family Gras parade route. Most hotels in Metairie offer complimentary breakfast and parking.